About Us


“Flips R 4 Kid’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment, where children of all abilities, can experience new challenges. Through our fun filled gymnastics and tumbling classes, children will develop strength, flexibility, coordination and self-confidence.”

Meet Our Staff

Karen R: Owner/Director/Office Manager/Instructor

  • Graduate of Lexington Christian Academy 1988
  • Graduate of Gordon College 1992 BS in Elementary and Special Education
  • Taught at Hamilton-Wenham Public Schools for 8 years
  • USA Gymnastics Professional Member since 1986
  • USAG Safety/Risk Management Certified
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Preschool Fundamentals: Hands on Training (H.O.T.)Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Kinder Accreditation Certified (Pre-School)
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee since 1988
  • Private club, Competitive gymnast for 8 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 1986
  • Private Club, Competitive Team coach for 18 years
  • Experience in developing lesson plans and directing recreational class programs since 1989
  • Business owner since 2007
  • Tumbling Teens Program Director
  • Nimble Ninja Program Director

Dean R: Owner/Office Manager/Instructor

  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member
  • USAG Safety/Risk Management Certified
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes
  • Flips R 4 Kids Office Manager/Instructor
  • Business owner since 1988

Janelle B: Instructor/Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Stoneham High School 2005
  • Graduate of Umass Lowell 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2013
  • USAG Safety/Risk Management Certified
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Competitive gymnast for 5 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2012
  • School age Program Director
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistant since 2012

Evelyn C: Office Manager

  • Graduate of Medford High School 1984
  • Graduate of Merrimack College 1989 Mathematics/Economics
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2012
  • Involved in Private club/Competitive gymnastics since 1997
  • Flips R 4 Kids Office Manager since 2012

Amy B: Instructor/Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Wilmington High School 2006
  • Graduate of Endicott College 2010 with Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Minor Education
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2015
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Private club competitive gymnast for 8 years
  • Competitive cheerleader for 8 years (high school & college)
  • Pre-school/Pre K lead teacher since 2010
  • 3 years experience coaching high school & college cheer
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistant since 2014

Kim D: Instructor/Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Lynn Classical High School, Class of 2013
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2013
  • USAG Safety/Risk Management Certified
  • Private club, Competitive cheerleader for 10 years
  • Experience in coaching recreational cheerleading/tumbling since 2010
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2013
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistant since 2013
  • Pre-School prgram director
  • Cheering Children prgram director
  • Lead Program director

Chelsea N: Instructor

  • Graduate of Stoneham High School 2010
  • Graduate of Middlesex Community College 2012 in Elementary Education
  • Southern New Hampshire University-Expected graduation date 12/22/17 BA in Elementary and Special Ed
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2017
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • High school cheerleader and competitive gymnast
  • Experience developing lesson plans for children ages 4-16 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2017

Julie G: Instructor

  • Graduate of Woburn High School 2011
  • Graduate of UMASS Boston 2015 BA in Criminal Justice
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2017
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Cheer experience 10+ years
  • High School gymnast and cheerleader – 4 years (Cheer captain senior year)
  • Currently works as a Probation Specialist in the Middlesex County Juvenile Court
  • Competitive cheerleader at Framingham State for 3 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2017

Bobbi W: Instructor/ Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Pope John XXIII 2007
  • Graduate of Salem State 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2013
  • USAG Safety/Risk Management Certified
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee since 2014
  • Competitive cheerleader at Pope John for 4 years
  • Cheerleader at Salem State for 3 years
  • 13 years of experience in cheerleading and tumbling
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2013
  • Currently teaching in Melrose Public Schools
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistance since 2013

Kristi M: Instructor

  • Graduate of Reading Memorial High School 2015
  • First Aid & CPR/AED certified
  • USA Gymnastics instructor member since 2014
  • Competitive cheerleader for 5 years
  • Experience with special needs children and adults since 2009
  • Experience in coaching preschool, recreational and special needs classes since 2014
  • Flips R 4 Kids instructor since 2014

Shailey D:Instructor

  • Currently attending Wakefield Memorial High School, Class of 2019
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2016
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Competitive cheerleader for 3 years
  • Dance experience for 10 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational, competitive and Special Needs classes since 2016
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2016

Emily D:Instructor

  • Currently attending Melrose High School, Class of 2019
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2016
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Gymnastics experience for 10 years
  • Dance experience for 3 years
  • Girl Scout for 10+ years, Embassador
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational, competitive and Special Needs classes since 2016
  • USA Gymnastics National and Regional Congress attendee since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2016

Michelle M: Instructor/Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Lynn Classical High School 2003
  • Graduate of Framingham State College 2007 in Elementary Education
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2010
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Received Master’s from Framingham State 2010 in Special Education
  • Formerly taught in the Framingham Public Schools for 2 years
  • Currently teaches in the Lynn Public School system
  • Competitive cheerleader at Framingham State for 3 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and Special Needs classes since 2010
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistant since 2010

Sam A: Instructor/Office Assistant

  • Graduate of Lynn English High School, Class of 2012
  • Graduate of Dean College, Class of 2016 with Dance major, Business minor
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2016
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Private club, Competitive dancer for 14 years
  • Private club, Competitive gymnast for 8 years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and special needs classes since 2009
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor/Office Assistant since 2016
  • Dance prgram director

Julia M: Instructor

  • Currently attending Wakefield High School, Class of 2019
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2016
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Gymnastics experience for 10 years
  • Dance experience for 9 years
  • Girl Scout for 6 years
  • Competitive track, soccer and lacrosse team member
  • Experience in assisting/coaching pre-school, recreational, and Special Needs classes since 2014
  • Flips R 4 Kids Assistant/Instructor since 2014

Jana M: Instructor

  • Currently attending Saugus High School, Class of 2019
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2017
  • First Aid & CPR/AED Certified
  • Gymnastics experience for 2 years
  • Dance experience for 5 years
  • Experience with Special Needs children for 6 + years
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational, and Special Needs classes since 2017
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2017

Kerri W: Instructor

  • Graduate of Andover High School, Class of 1999
  • Graduate of Syracuse University, Class of 2003, major in Journalism and Political Science
  • USA Gymnastics Instructor Member since 2015
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • Private club, Competitive gymnast for 10 years
  • Athlete/Captain of AHS Gymnastics/Cheerleading
  • Experience in coaching pre-school, recreational and special needs classes since 2015
  • Flips R 4 Kids Instructor since 2015